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The 20 Best Temporary Jobs Hiring Now | 2020 Edition

By Allegiance Staffing
December 31, 2019

Temporary jobs can provide you with an opportunity to get your foot in the door for a new career. You can gain experience that looks great on your resume or lead to a permanent position with the company you are working with.

To accelerate your career path in 2020, consider this list of 20 in-demand temporary jobs hiring right now. You can always find more job opportunities on the Allegiance Staffing Jobs Board.

The Most In-Demand Temporary Jobs Right Now

1. Forklift Operator
Average Salary: $35,850
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 4% growth
Job Notes: You usually need to be certified with experience for this position. The opportunity, especially in warehousing, is replacing an aging workforce that will be turned over.

2. Maintenance Technicians
Average Salary: $51,630
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 5% growth
Job Notes: Perform routine upkeep and troubleshooting of machines. Having knowledge of how to service advanced equipment will increase your opportunity to be hired.

3. CNC Machine Operator
Average Salary: $44,950
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 1% growth, outpacing the rate of automation.
Job Notes: Must be able to lift 70 lbs. and have familiarity with reading blueprints. Developing the right skills now will make you in-demand for future jobs as technology changes.

4. Robotic Welder
Average Salary: $41,380
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 3% growth
Job Notes: Basic welding skills are required before advancing to robotic welding. The ability to perform welding on advanced technology is highly sought after.

5. Assembler
Average Salary: $32,820
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: -11% long-term growth
Job Notes: The overall industry is expected to lose jobs to automation over the next decade. However, there are opportunities to make yourself valuable by developing the right skills now to eventually manage machines.

6. Fine Dining – Servers and Bartenders
Average Salary: $22,550 (pre-tips)
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 8% growth
Job Notes: Fine-dining servers and bartenders are needed at country clubs and other upscale establishments.

7. Staff Technician Air Quality Tester
Average Salary: $46,170
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 9% growth
Job Notes: If you are good at math and can lift 100 lbs., this is an amazing opportunity to learn to test plant emissions and air quality.

8. Dispatcher
Average Salary: $40,660
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 6% growth
Job Notes: You need to have knowledge of roadways and be computer literate to handle the routing software. Salaries can reach up to $60,000 per year as a dispatcher if you can demonstrate expertise in a particular industry or field.

9. Extrusion Operator
Average Salary: $36,080
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: -8% annual growth
Job Notes: If you are detail-oriented, this position can set you up for a career with a great company. The long-term challenge is overcoming automation. Specialized operators with advanced skills will be seen as in-demand in future years. Now is the time to obtain necessary skills to increase your value to companies.

10. Hospital Housekeeper
Average Salary: $26,110
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 7% growth
Job Notes: General janitorial duties at a hospital are always in demand. Although not glamorous, it’s an opportunity to enter into a hospital system for future advancement.

11. Handyman
Average Salary: $38,300
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 6% growth
Job Notes: A multi-faceted handyman can be valuable to the maintenance department at various businesses. General maintenance to minor plumbing skills are required.

12. Lube Technician
Average Salary: $47,350
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 5% growth
Job Notes: Perform oil changes, replace air filters, and perform other preventative maintenance on a variety of vehicles.

13. Sorter
Average Salary: $27,270
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 4% growth
Job Notes: Sorting at a recycling plant is critical to ensure proper placement of recyclable materials. As the population continues to grow, more materials will be produced that needs to be recycled.

14. Auto Auction Drivers
Average Salary: $40,710
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: -1% annual growth
Job Notes: Move vehicles to and from the parking lot to the sales area at auctions. This is a very niche role that could be a starting point to learn how to be an automotive service technician.

15. Order Puller
Average Salary: $27,270
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 4% growth
Job Notes: Load and unload trucks as specified by customer orders. You need to be able to lift 30-50 lbs. Consistently. There are ample opportunities to start a warehouse career in this role.

16. Hospital Linen Tech
Average Salary: $28,530
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 9% growth
Job Notes: Pick up and deliver clean linens to assigned departments within the hospital. Great starting point to get your foot in the door working at a hospital.

17. Engineering Assistant
Average Salary: $56,250
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 3% growth
Job Notes: Work as a liaison between suppliers and customers, track down orders and utilize organizational software skills, and use your engineering skills to assist in critical projects.

18. Auto Body Technician
Average Salary: $40,710
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: -1% long-term growth
Job Notes: Great opportunity if you have experience with auto body repair. Automation is expected to negatively impact industry growth, however specialized auto techs will be in high demand for futuristic vehicles.

19. Cabinet Carpenter
Average Salary: $46,590
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 8% growth
Job Notes: This position has great hours and needs both experienced carpenters and apprentices. Experience with carpentry tools is necessary.

20. Online Search Coordinator
Average Salary: $54,980
Expected Job Growth Through 2028: 7% growth
Job Notes: Search, review, organize, and analyze real estate records. There are ample opportunities to start in real estate as a coordinator, then advance to higher-level positions as a manager or broker.

* Note that the average salary and expected job growth are reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Actual salaries and growth for positions vary by company and role within the company.

Find the Right Temp Work Opportunity Today

These are just 20 of many more opportunities that you can find through Allegiance Staffing. View our Jobs Board to find the right opportunity to take the next step in your career.

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